Karen (aswanargent) wrote,
Karen
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Rio

Why not throw something else out there to join all the other things going on (Nice, a rumored coup in Turkey -- successful or failed still to be determined, Brexit, Newt Gingrich wanting to deport U.S. Muslims who believe in Sharia law, a contentious Republican convention in an open-carry state, etc).

The Rio Summer Games are coming up next month (you'd almost forgotten them, hadn't you?), and while the concern has been mosquitoes (Zika) and polluted water, I suddenly find myself thinking about the 1972 Munich Summer Games. Anyone reading this old enough to remember what happened there? Let's just hope that the Brazilian security forces are less dysfunctional than the political establishment appears to be. And maybe hope as well that South America is far enough away not to be an attractive target....
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